Cloud facial verification tech used for first time in establishing national digital identity in Singapore scheme

Cloud facial verification technology has been used for the first time in a government national identity programme in Singapore. The country’s National Digital Identity (NDI) programme, driven by Singapore’s GovTech agency, will utilise the technology in SingPass – the digital identity for Singapore residents used by four million people – as proof of ID for […]

Campaigners pressure Irish Data Protection Commission to act over use of data in ad-targeting

A campaign group has accused the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) of allowing the “largest ever recorded” data breach by online advertising An Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) submission to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) released on Monday accuses the DPC of failing to stop a “massive” online advertising data breach. The submission […]

Three things to consider when securing multi-cloud environments in the public sector

Public sector organisations are all at different points on the cloud transformation and digitalisation journey. Many already recognise the benefits of moving to the cloud and have advanced multi-cloud strategies and stacks, whereas others may just be making the first forays into building a cloud infrastructure. But, in both cases, the digital transformation has led to traditional network perimeters eroding and the cyber risk coming to the fore. In fact, almost […]

James Eaton-Lee, Head of Information Security / Data Protection Officer, Oxfam

Ahead of this week’s Data Protection World Forum webinar, Building Security’s Influence in the C Suite, PrivSec catches up with Oxfam’s James Eaton-Lee. Eaton-Lee worked in various IT and consultancy roles, before moving into security consultancy, across security testing and assurance. After a spell as Information Security Manager at Travelodge, he came to Oxfam, where […]

Growing focus on data protection across Africa, though implementation issues remain

PrivSec catches up with Teki Akutteh Falconer, founder of the Ghana-based Africa Digital Rights Hub, ahead of PrivSec Global 2020 In recent years, Africa has seen a growth in the introduction and implementation of individual country laws protecting the data of citizens, as well as increased interest in developing a unified approach to data protection […]

Youtube faces £2bn UK court battle over alleged children’s privacy breach

YouTube is facing a legal battle over claims it is breaching millions of young people’s privacy and data rights. The claim, brought in the United Kingdom’s High Court against parent company Google, alleges that Youtube’s methods of targeting underage audiences constitute major breaches in the UK Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation […]

Human error reveals personal data of 18,000 Welsh Covid-19 sufferers

Public Health Wales yesterday announced a data breach involving the personally identifiable data of 18,105 people resident in Wales who had received a positive test for Covid-19. In a statement, the health body attributed the incident to “individual human error”, whereby the data was mistakenly uploaded to a public server on 30 August, remaining searchable […]

Don’t Lift and Shift: Evolve

At July’s Last Thursday in Privacy event, Sian John MBE, Microsoft’s EMEA / APJ director of cybersecurity strategy, gave companies transitioning to a cloud service model some food for thought. PrivSec’s Catherine Wycherley caught up with her to get some further insight. It might be oft-repeated, but that doesn’t make it any less true: modern […]